Jinzhong (JZ) Zhang (张金忠), PhD, RAC

Jinzhong (JZ) Zhang (张金忠), PhD, RAC

Position: Chairman

Jinzhong (“JZ”) Zhang serves as the Chairman of the Board. Dr. Zhang is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company. With 25 years in ophthalmic research and drug development, he has held senior leadership roles in both private and large global ophthalmology companies. Previously he served as Vice President of Preclinical Development at Graybug Vision, Senior Director of Preclinical Development at Santen, and Director of Preclinical Pharmacology at Bausch & Lomb.  Dr. Zhang received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Peking University and PhD in Molecular Biology through a joint program between Peking University and Kyoto University, served as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Medicine at Case Western Reserve University and Professor of Molecular Biology at Nankai University, and served as Principal Investigator on research awards sponsored by the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China.